When I asked Captain if he had any special requests for supper tonight,
he thought for a moment then said:
‘How about Sloppy Joe’s?’
It’s been years since I made these
or even heard the name mentioned.
It’s a standard kid-friendly-easy-inexpensive-comfort sort of supper.
I can’t even remember how I used to make them
but remember ground beef
and some sort of tomatoey concoction
served on hamburger buns.
I was a little short on tomato sauce onboard and although I remember
tomato ketchup is usually one of the ingredients,
it’s not something I keep…
except when little people visit,
so I used some spicy salsa
which I guess technically makes these
R.E.D. SLOPPY JOES
enough for 4 hearty servings
1.5 lbs ground beef (I used extra lean)
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 green pepper, chopped
1 package mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup corn
1 12 oz tin tomato sauce
1/2 cup salsa
1 small can tomato paste
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp Dijon mustard
sea salt and ground pepper to taste
hamburger buns (I used whole wheat)
Cook the onion, green pepper and garlic in a bit of oil for 3-4 minutes.
Add the mushrooms and ground beef to brown.
Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for 5-10 minutes
until the mixutre becomes ‘saucy’.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve on hamburger buns.
Galley Kat Notes
I have to be honest,
although this was really good
it was not what I remembered it being.
There is something about greasy ground beef
and fluffy white ordinary hamburger buns
that would have made these awesome.
So much for trying to be healthy.
Day two leftovers were much better.
The flavours had the time to blend well.